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Inky purple. Extremely ripe, deep blackcurrant and boysenberry aromas perked up by an intensely spicy anise character. Fleshy dark fruit flavors ar... Read more
Really juicy and vivid, with blueberry, boysenberry and raspberry fruit laced with sweet spice, tobacco and fruitcake notes. The long, racy finish ... Read more
Absolutely profound, and certainly one of the vintage's great wines is the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes. Inky plum/ruby/purple to the r... Read more
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Inky purple. Extremely ripe, deep blackcurrant and boysenberry aromas perked up by an intensely spicy anise character. Fleshy dark fruit flavors are enlivened by zesty minerality, picking up dusty tannins with air but maintaining hugely appealing sweetness. Seems to expand on the long, sappy finish, echoing ripe dark berries and candied licorice. Really seductive stuff.
Really juicy and vivid, with blueberry, boysenberry and raspberry fruit laced with sweet spice, tobacco and fruitcake notes. The long, racy finish has a great refreshing edge and solid, buried grip. Drink now through 2028.
Absolutely profound, and certainly one of the vintage's great wines is the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes. Inky plum/ruby/purple to the rim, with a big, sweet nose of melted licorice, smoked meats, blackberries, cassis, and earth, the wine is deep, powerful, full-bodied, with fabulous concentration, purity, and a multi-dimensional mouthfeel. The finish goes on for close to a minute. Forget this wine for 2-5 years and drink it over the following 25+ years.
The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is one of the vintage's most compelling wines. Most of the fruit for this offering comes from the estate vineyards in La Crau, and it is usually a blend of 80% Grenache (aged in tank and foudre) and the rest equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre that are kept in small barrels. Approxmiately 5,000-6,000 bottles are produced. It is hard to say whether this is the finest wine Christophe Sabon has made since taking over for his father, but what a profoundly great effort! It is an elixir of Chateauneuf du Pape with an inky/blue/purple color and an extraordinary nose of kirsch liqueur, black raspberries, licorice, truffles, graphite, and spice. The wine boasts enormous richness, incredible harmony, and a finish that lasts more than a minute. It is one of the most outrageously rich, concentrated, and perfect Chateauneuf du Papes I have ever tasted at this stage of development. It should last for 30+ years.
This is awash in fruit - plum, boysenberry, fig and blackberry - all seamlessly intertwined, while hints of graphite, melted licorice, black tea and violet fill all the available space. The long finish has great latent grip. Best from 2010 through 2030.
The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (88% Grenache, 7% Mourvedre, and 5% Syrah, with only 5,000 bottles produced) is one of the vintageandrsquo;s most profound wines. Inky ruby/purple to the rim, with a nose of incense, melted licorice, asphalt, blackberry, and blueberry with a hint of pain grille, the wine is exceptionally powerful, rich, concentrated, and harmonious, with high but sweet tannins, low acidity, and a spectacular finish of close to 50+ seconds. It is much more approachable than the 2005, but give it 4andndash;5 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 25 years. The 2006 will undeniably be a vintage to buy across the board at Domaine de la Janasse.
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